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    i want to do a oil change on my brothers 52 reg 1.2 corsa. Been given 2 types of oil? 5w30 and 5w40. Whats the difference? cant finds details about it? HELP lol

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    Autovaux only stock 2 grades for the corsa, the 5w30 fully synthetic long life and the 10w40 semi synthetic. The 5w30 is the one VX would have put in there as standard mate.

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    Either should be fine.

    The '5' refers to the oil viscosity at 0 degrees, and the '30' or '40' gives its relative viscosity at 100 degrees.

    So both oils are equally efficient on a freezing cold day, but the 5W30 will be slightly thinner than the 5W40 when the engine's running hot.

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    I used the long life stuff from vauxhall on the second service but i'll be using Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel for the third which i'll be doing myself.

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    The 5W30 is a great oil from VX, probably no worse than Mobil 1, and has lower friction for increased mpg.

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